Ingredients Glossary

Amino Acids & Fatty Acids

Amino Acids & Fatty AcidsThe principal constituents of proteins are amino acids.
They link together to form different proteins.

The body demand is inherently variable between individuals and in the same individual at different times during the day and at different stages in life.

During growth in infancy and childhood, there are increases in length, mass, development and maturation of function.
For pregnant and lactating women, there are the demands for net tissue deposit or milk formation.
There is good evidence that the pattern of amino acids that is needed to meet these demands is different from that in the basal state.

There are around 21 amino acids that are the main constituents of human proteins. They are classified as indispensible (essential), amino acids or dispensable (non-essential) amino acids.